Flapjack addiction

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    Sep 02, 2008 11:32 AM GMT
    My canteen at work sells these scumptious, home-made flapjacks. They are full of fruity, seedy goodness so I'm sure they are good for me. But I also think they have loads of syrupy badness too. Oh, dear, life if full of tough choices. Currently, I eat one a day. Off for a swim I think.
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    Sep 02, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
    I know how you feel. There are a half-dozen establishments within a few minutes of me at any given time which carelessly offer delicious chicken wings, leaving me helpless but to put back several helping a week... I mean, month.

    On the other hand, it keeps me motivated to keep going to the gym.

    Potential conspiracy... the food companies own the gyms... feeding off my wallet in a never-ending cycle... probably not. Think it's time for lunch.
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    Sep 02, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    flapjacks own, I make my own sometimes... the amount of golden syrup i put in though....lol eventually I'm going to get a blocked artery or something icon_razz.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 02, 2008 3:21 PM GMT
    I like mine with peanut butter and maple syrup -- heaven!
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    Sep 02, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    I like mine with peanut butter and maple syrup -- heaven!

    Bleurgh! Sorry, but that is gross.
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    Sep 02, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI like mine with peanut butter and maple syrup -- heaven!

    Bleurgh! Sorry, but that is gross.



    Hey, don't knock it untll you try it -- love peanut butter and syrup on waffles and french toast too
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    Sep 02, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    This is my flapjack addiction:

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    Sep 02, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    Putting some butter and syrup in the batter before cooking them is extra yummy! I make them just about every weekend. =) Sometimes raisins in the batter is nice, too.
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    Sep 02, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    Battered flapjacks!!!

    How about deep-fried Mars Bars?
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    Sep 03, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    had these at a dive back when i lived in michigan. whole grain pancakes with granola and slices of bananas. put the granola and the banana slices into the mix when you cook them. i make them a couple times a month...doesn't get any better!
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    Sep 03, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    You have to love when people speaking the same language have a failure to communicate.

    In the States, the term flapjack is an old-fashioned term for pancakes. Thats why someone mentioned putting butter and syrup in the batter. The syrup mentioned would be maple syrup.

    Sounds like over in the UK a flapjack is more like what we would consider a granola bar, except with more fruit and sugar. I looked up a recipe for UK style flapjacks and they have a lot of something called golden syrup in them. That must be the syrupy goodness mentioned in the original post. The recipe said if you could not find golden syrup in the US, the closest thing to it would be corn syrup.
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    Sep 03, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    You are correct Madtown - give that man a cigar. A flapjack in the UK is a mixture of oats, raisins, (Lyons) Golden Syrup, and seeds and apricots (if it's a posh one).

    We don't really use the word granola either and you have oatmeal whereas we say porridge.

    Our idea of pancakes is also a bit different. We would only have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to mark the beginning of Lent and they are just milk, flour and eggs fried in a pan to resemble flat bread rather than the fluffy concoctions you have for breakfast.
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    Sep 03, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    I LOVE pancakes!!! I have my own recipe that consists of nothing but ground up oats, baking powder, cinnamon, some sugar or splenda, and milk.

    I've been told they're some of the best that people have ever had, and I LOVE having them for breakfast.

    So healthy, so easy, so tasty!
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    Sep 03, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
    I have such a weakness for great pancakes. I make my own and order 'em at restaurants that make em well (like DuPar's).

    Nothing hits the spot like a great stack of pancakes. Nigella Lawson has a great recipe for them, as does the Time Life cookbook series, and many others.
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    Sep 03, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    innerathlete saidI have such a weakness for great pancakes. I make my own and order 'em at restaurants that make em well (like DuPar's).

    Nothing hits the spot like a great stack of pancakes. Nigella Lawson has a great recipe for them, as does the Time Life cookbook series, and many others.



    Hey, InnerAthlete, I am a pancake lover and the best I have found for good ol fashioned buttermilk pancakes is ED'S COFFEE SHOP on the east side of Robertson a block and a half south of Melrose. However, you haven't lived until you have exerienced the Pumpkin Pancakes at THE GRIDDLE on the south side of Sunset Blvd between Crescent Heights and Fairfax -- best guilty pleasure ever.
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    Sep 03, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidYou are correct Madtown - give that man a cigar. A flapjack in the UK is a mixture of oats, raisins, (Lyons) Golden Syrup, and seeds and apricots (if it's a posh one).


    FACINATING! My whole life I thought a flapjack was just a pancake. Didn't notice these when I was on holiday in London a while back.

    Still can't visualize it. Is it something you'd eat like a cookie or do you require a fork? Anyone got a recipe? Sounds like something a snack I would enjoy.
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    Sep 03, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    Do you have bacon with your pancakes? Weird mix of sweet and savoury.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 03, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidDo you have bacon with your pancakes? Weird mix of sweet and savoury.


    yeah, but American style bacon - crispy strips

    So good when they get a bit of maple syrup on them from the pancakes, yummy.

    I had a flapjack when I was in England, pretty tasty. It was raspberry and had a creamy frosting on it.
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    Sep 03, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    LOL! LoL!

    That creamy dollywotsit all over the flapjack was probably rehydrenated animal fat - i bet u thought it was yoghurt!
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    Sep 03, 2008 6:37 PM GMT
    it was in one of those 'organic' cafes, i hope not
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    Sep 05, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    MuscleBudSea saidI LOVE pancakes!!! I have my own recipe that consists of nothing but ground up oats, baking powder, cinnamon, some sugar or splenda, and milk.

    I've been told they're some of the best that people have ever had, and I LOVE having them for breakfast.

    So healthy, so easy, so tasty!


    Care to share the recipe?